The University of Brighton in the UK is inviting applications for the Technē Doctoral Training Partnership (AHRC) for the 2020/2021 academic session.

Technē is a Doctoral Training Partnership funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to create a new model for collaborative research skills training for research students across nine higher education institutions in London and the South East (Royal Holloway; Brunel University; University of Brighton; Kingston University; Loughborough University, London; Roehampton University; University of Surrey; University of the Arts London; and University of Westminster). Technē’s vision is to produce scholars who are highly motivated and prepared for academic, public or professional life.

Worth of Award

  • Fully-funded studentships (stipend and fee waiver) will be awarded by technē to the best students put forward by its member universities.
  • Successful applicants will benefit from a rich and diverse training Programme with a focus on interdisciplinarity and developing career potential both in and beyond higher education;
  • Applicants will be able to draw on supervisory expertise from across the partnership.


  • Academic qualifications: Applicants must satisfy AHRC eligibility requirements and should normally have a master’s degree.
  • Students who have already commenced doctoral study at Brighton may be eligible to apply for AHRC awards through technē.

Residential eligibility

  • Applicants must be a resident of the UK or European Economic Area (EEA). In general, full studentships are available to students who are settled in the UK and have been ordinarily resident for a period of at least three years before the start of postgraduate studies.
  • Fees-only awards are generally available to EU nationals resident in the EEA.
  • International applicants are normally not eligible to apply for this studentship.
  • See technē guidance notes (included in the technē online application process) for full details of residency requirements.

English language entry requirements

  • Applicants whose first language is not English must have successfully completed a Secure English language Test (SELT) in the last two years.
  • Applicants who have obtained or are studying for a UK degree may apply without a SELT. However, the university may request a SELT is taken as part of any award made.
  • English language IELTS requirements should be 7.0 overall, (7.0 for writing, and none below 6.5).

How to Apply

To apply,

  • Log in or register as a new user to complete a University of Brighton online application
  • During the application form please attach the following:
  • research proposal
  • references
  • undergraduate and masters transcripts
  • a copy of your passport (at any upload point)
  • the PDF of part 1 of your technē application (with the Equal Opportunities monitoring form left blank)
  • Please note, technē applicants need to apply via School of Humanities regardless of which school they intend to study in.


Deadline: Application closes on Monday, January 6, 2020, 16.00hr

Click here for more details and to apply

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